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Breathtaking choice! Your chance to vote for your wildlife photography favorites

Wildlife Photographer of the Year: People's Choice Award 2020
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The main winners of this year's Wildlife Photographer of the Year (opens in new tab) have already been announced – but there is still one prize that needs to be awarded. And organizers the National History Museum need you to decide who is the winner. Yes, The People's Choice Award is now open - and you have the chance to vote. Do you go for the cute, the funny – or the shot which has the strongest message? It is up to you to decide the rules, the criteria, and to make your decision!

There are 25 shortlisted entries for the People's Choice for you to pick from – taken from the phenomenal 49,000 entries in this year's competition. 

This year’s selection of images includes two endangered Iberian lynx kittens making an abandoned hayloft their playground, a family of beavers in their favorite feeding spot, a distinctive portrait of a Japanese warbonnet and a group of burrowing owls living in harmony with their human neighbors in Florida’s Ten Thousand Barrier Islands. 

The top five People’s Choice Award images will also be displayed online, joining the winners of the fifty-sixth Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition chosen by the esteemed panel of judges and announced earlier this year. 

Wildlife Photographer of the Year is developed and produced by the Natural History Museum and offers a truly global platform for amateur and professional photographers alike. 

Vote for the winner of the People’s Choice Award here. (opens in new tab) Voting ends on 2 February 2021. The winner will then be showcased in the popular Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition at the Natural History Museum until 4 July 2021.

Which is your favorite?

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Chris George has worked on Digital Camera World since its launch in 2017. He has been writing about photography, mobile phones, video making and technology for over 30 years – and has edited numerous magazines including PhotoPlus, N-Photo, Digital Camera, Video Camera, and Professional Photography. 


His first serious camera was the iconic Olympus OM10, with which he won the title of Young Photographer of the Year - long before the advent of autofocus and memory cards. Today he uses a Nikon D800, a Fujifilm X-T1, a Sony A7, and his iPhone 11 Pro.


He has written about technology for countless publications and websites including The Sunday Times Magazine, The Daily Telegraph, Dorling Kindersley, What Cellphone, T3 and Techradar.